Are Baby Boomers Facing a Health Crisis?

8 September 2008

Geriatricians — doctors trained specifically to deal with the issues and demands of elderly patients — number less than one percent of all U.S. physicians. Currently, around 8,000 board-certified geriatric doctors must care for nearly 36 million Americans 65 or older. Compare this with the 29,000 pediatricians caring for about 75 million U.S. children and it’s obvious that baby boomers face an immediate future with high demand for specialized care and remarkably low supply.

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